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Friday, February 3, 2017

The Farmer


I went to an auction yesterday and filled my Jeep with things
to sell in my little antique shop.  But I did get one little thing
for myself.  This antique print had to come home with me!
It's dated 1902.  The artist's name is too tiny to figure out.
I'll have to get my magnifying glass out and study it.
It's not very big...probably 7x9".  Can't wait to find an
old frame in my stash and get it all cleaned up.
I loved the farmer walking with his sheep....
and especially that he was holding a little lamb.



39 comments:

  1. Nice picture, indeed. Wonder what the backstory is on it.

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    1. I hope I can figure it out! I thought it was very sweet...and old. haha.
      Seems like when my world get crazy, I seek out the
      sweet and tender things....this one spoke to me. :)

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    2. Lots of old things can be sweet... even though some don't always admit it.

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    3. Admit it? haha...well, I've had lots of antiques 'speak' to me....but only figuratively.

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  2. Beautuful photo and I think a beautiful age to live in, slbeit quite a hard life I would think.
    Lots of lamb on a Sunday with mint sauce amd an old fashioned Sunday Roast. I think we would all go back in time a bit if we could . . . :)

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    1. Ack! Don't speak of eating the little lamb.....lol....let's pretend he raised them for their wool.

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    2. ok . . . I'll stick to beef instead . . . and wear wolly jumpers in winter . . :) lol

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  3. What an awesome find!
    I love the emotion and the vintage look too.

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    1. Yeah, the age of it was very appealing to me...the brittleness, yellowed paper, etc. So nice!

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  4. That print looks awfully familiar. Something like it in my grandparents' house maybe?

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    1. haha...oh, I've don't that before...it's in your past but hard to pin point exactly where!

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  5. Oh my gosh! I love it and can see why it spoke to you.

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    1. I can't wait to get it all framed and pretty! Hope I have an old frame around here that fits...

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  6. I love it! It is very sweet!

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  7. It reminds me of the Good Shepherd paintings. Jesus is always carrying a little lamb while shepherding. I am always drawn to those paintings. Let us know what you find out.

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    1. I will....need to do a little studying! Sometimes it pays off, though....just playing around in a Google search!

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  8. Hi Betsy - looks amazingly British ... English probably ... but what a delight ... glad you're going to clean it up and try and find out more ... have a good weekend - peaceful too ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, a peaceful weekend sounds wonderful! No plans here except to watch the Super Bowl. :)

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  9. Oh, I love this. So gentle and pastoral.
    I seek out calming images when I am stressed and this one was perfect for me to see tonight.
    Can't wait to see how you frame/display it. Lovely find!

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    1. Isn't it sweet? I hope to find time this weekend to look through my stash of old frames.

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  10. LOVE your find, Betsy. So peaceful. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. It has that sepia look to it from age...love that!

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  11. Oh I like this! Great find...I would love to go to auctions!
    Not quite the same as thrift shopping I guess...but so rewarding.
    You can't put a price tag on things you love.
    It will look fabulous framed...perhaps with a very large mat...as you said it is quite small.
    Whatever you choose, will be fabulous!
    Enjoy your day and your weekend...
    We are travelling with Vivian to the cottage later, for a chilly visit!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. You would love it! Yes, very much like the thrift store and you never know what you
      will find!
      Have a lovely cottage visit! Can't wait to see pics! :)

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  12. Be neat to find out what it was about
    As the sheep graze on out
    Magnify away
    See what comes on display

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    1. My eyes are getting old
      or maybe it's just the cold!
      Can't see those tiny words
      so difficult and absurd. haha.

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  13. Isn't that beautiful? Although the lamb isn't on his shoulders, it made me think of Westlife's song: "You raise me up".

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  14. A very peaceful print.......

    Luna Crone

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  15. When I see something like this, it makes me think of Antiques Roadshow... How some people, have gotten items, for next to nothing... And they turn out to be valuable.

    Wouldn't it be lovely, if this was one of those? :-))))

    If you figure out the name, perhaps you could look him up, and see if he was well known, at some time.....?

    Luna Crone

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    1. That actually did happen to me one time. Bought a 'print' I liked of the moon only to find out it was an original, artist signed and worth several hundred dollars. Very fun! :)

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    1. Isn't it sweet? Can't wait to find the perfect spot for it. :)

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  17. What an awesome find! I hope you show it framed too.

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  18. What an uncommonly sweet find! And I love your blog!

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  19. Almost looks like an R. Atkinson Fox print or one of his pseudonyms.

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